Alice Wong: #ADA25 and the Disability Visibility Project
Alice Wong, MS, is a Staff Research Associate at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF. Alice works on various research projects for the Community Living Policy Center, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Administration for Community Living. She is an author of online curricula for home care providers and caregivers for Elsevier’s College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving. Alice is also an Advisory Board member of APIDC (Asian Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California) and a Presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability (until September 2015), an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policy. Alice is also a 2015 Fellow with Making Contact Radio.
Alice is the project founder and coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, which aims to collect the diverse voices of people in the disability community and preserve their history for all, especially underrepresented groups such as people of color and LGBTQIA people with disabilities. In fact, our interview mentioned this specific interview, with Yomi Wrong.
**From July 2014 to December 2015, people with disabilities are encouraged to go to StoryCorps (San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago and Mobile Tour) to record their story in celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Having these stories archived and available to the public will preserve disability history, making them accessible to all. You can learn more here.
Alice and I finally met up on Skype, after a long post-modern penpal-ship (we’re facebook friends). She was a guest on my new show, Intersections Radio, on KBOO Community Radio. It was the premier episode, with a focus on the intersection of race and disabilities as we gear up for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).
**This interview features music by Leroy Moore
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Air date: 7/3/2015
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